Pregnancy News

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1/21/2010
U.S. Birth Weights Falling, But Reasons Unclear

Babies of healthy white women now 3 ounces lighter than in 1990, study finds

1/21/2010
Rocking Embryos Might Boost IVF Success

Hoping to improve pregnancy rates, researchers try to simulate motion of the human body

1/15/2010
55 Million Americans Sickened by Swine Flu So Far

Although infections are declining, health officials still urge vaccinations

1/15/2010
Health Tip: Thyroid Problems May Affect Pregnancy

Here's what an overactive or underactive thyroid can cause

1/5/2010
Nurse Visitations May Improve Girls' Future Behavior

Those visited in infancy or even pregnancy were less likely to get arrested by 19

12/29/2009
12/29/2009
Precautions Allow for Smooth Travel While Pregnant

Taking steps before the journey can help keep mom and baby safe, expert says

12/28/2009
Low Thyroid Levels May Up Need for Assisted Delivery

Mom's T4 hormone level could affect baby's position, study finds

12/28/2009
Half of Men Fail to Check if Vasectomy is Working

Doctors routinely ask that men come back to ensure effectiveness, but many don't, study finds

12/23/2009
Mom's Job Could Boost Baby's Odds for Birth Defect

Female janitors, scientists among those at highest risk, study shows

12/22/2009
Airbags Appear Safe for Pregnant Women

Risks without devices far outweigh possible complications, experts say

12/22/2009
Aspirin During Pregnancy May Help Preemies

Study finds slightly fewer behavioral issues among children whose moms took low doses

12/16/2009
For Babies' Sake, Pregnancy Spacing Matters

Study finds 6- to 11-month interval lessens complication risks

12/15/2009
Wider Adult Screening May Mean Fewer Children With Cystic Fibrosis

Incidence fell in area where all couples of reproductive age were evaluated, Italian study found

12/14/2009
Birth Defects the Top Worry of Moms-to-Be

Stressful life, early delivery also rank as concerns in pregnancy, survey finds

12/7/2009
Mom's Exposure to Microbes Lowers Allergies in Kids

Study found pregnant mice that inhaled barnyard air passed protection to offspring

12/3/2009
Blood Sugar Intolerance May Predict Postpartum Ills

Screening moms-to-be might offer early warning of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, researchers say

12/2/2009
Baby Boys May Be at Risk From Mom's Bug Spray Use

Insect repellents suspected in birth defect that affects male urethra, researchers say

12/2/2009
Sugary Colas Tied to Gestational Diabetes

Study found drinking five or more per week prior to pregnancy increased risk by 22%

12/2/2009
More Preemies Born Among the Poor

Even with equal care, very preterm births more likely, British study finds

12/1/2009
Serious Pregnancy Complication Detected With MRI

Placenta accreta is increasingly common but more easily identified, study finds

11/30/2009
U.S. Records Increase in Kids With Down Syndrome

Expert attributes rise to more women having babies later in life

11/24/2009
Childbirth May Slow Progression of Multiple Sclerosis

Patients who had at least one child were less likely to become disabled, study finds

11/23/2009
Smoking During Pregnancy, Lead Exposure Raise ADHD Risk in Kids

Study found one more than doubled chances, while both increased risk eightfold

11/20/2009
Many Women Miscalculate Time to Full-Term Birth

1 in 4 thinks it's as short as 34 weeks, potentially adding to preemie delivery rate, experts say

11/18/2009
MS Need Not Preclude Pregnancy

Study finds complications no greater overall than for other women

11/18/2009
Pregnancy Complication May Be Linked to Thyroid Problems

Women with preeclampsia are more likely to have reduced thyroid function, study finds

11/17/2009
Folic Acid Fortification Might Boost Cancer Risk

Norwegian study found supplementation raised chances of disease by 21%

11/17/2009
U.S. Scores a 'D' on Preterm Birth Report Card

March of Dimes' annual state-by-state stats show need for improvement

11/16/2009
Health Tip: Creating Your Birth Plan

Make a list of your preferences for delivery

11/13/2009
Folic Acid Late in Pregnancy Tied to Asthma in Kids

But supplements are still recommended in the first trimester, researchers say

11/12/2009
Older People at Greater Risk of Swine Flu Death

Cases in Mexico show young more likely to get sick, but elderly more likely to die

11/9/2009
Depressed and Pregnant? Flu Shot May Be Needed

Symptoms of seasonal flu could be severe in this group of women, study finds

11/6/2009
Singing in Pregnancy May Be Harder Work

As hormones increase, so does the need to exert more pressure from the lungs, researchers say

11/5/2009
Fetus Learns Intonations of Mother's Tongue

French, German newborns show crying patterns that mimic parents' language, study finds

11/4/2009
Health Tip: Getting Ready for Birth

Be prepared before you leave for the hospital

11/3/2009
Folate Levels in Pregnancy Tied to ADHD in Offspring

Prenatal nutrition seems to affect child's nervous system, brain growth, researchers say

11/3/2009
CDC Study Links 2 Antibiotics to Birth Defects

No added risk was found, however, for most commonly used infection-fighters

11/2/2009
One Dose of Swine Flu Vaccine Works for Pregnant Women

Young children need two doses, spaced several weeks apart, U.S. health officials say

10/30/2009
Asians Seem to Suffer Less During Childbirth

Length of labor and intensity vary among ethnic groups, study finds

10/30/2009
Veggies in Pregnancy Lowers Child's Diabetes Risk

Type 1 less likely in kids whose moms favored these foods, study found

10/30/2009
Flu Shot in Pregnancy Protects Baby

Vaccinating expectant moms led to bigger, healthier infants, studies show

10/28/2009
One Embryo as Good as Two in Second IVF Attempt

Study found live birth rates similar, fewer multiple births with one embryo

10/28/2009
1 Million More Doses of Swine Flu Vaccine on Hand

Gap between supply and demand starting to close, U.S. officials say

10/28/2009
Health Tip: Exercise During Pregnancy

A list of typical benefits

10/23/2009
Cocaine Use in Pregnancy Linked to Impulsivity in Sons

Monkey research finds that mother's drug use affects male offspring's behavior

10/22/2009
Assessing Embryo Metabolism May Aid IVF Success

Aim is to determine which have best chance of success

10/22/2009
Money Woes Keeping Many Couples From Fertility Treatments

They're foregoing expensive therapies or opting to discard stored embryos, studies show

10/21/2009
Sex of Twins May Affect Outcomes

Early birth, breathing problems more likely when pair includes a boy, study finds

10/21/2009
For Obese, Weight Gained in Pregnancy May Not Leave

Overweight women have tougher time shedding those excess pounds, study finds